Measurement of charged current triple gauge boson couplings using W pairs at LEP

G Abbiendi, Georgios Anagnostou, Paul Bell, David Charlton, Christopher Hawkes, Predrag Jovanovic, Thomas McMahon, Stephen O'Neale, Miriam Watson, Peter Watkins, Alan Watson, Nigel Watson, John Wilson

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Triple gauge boson couplings are measured from W-pair events recorded by the OPAL detector at LEP at centre-of-mass energies of 183 - 209 GeV with a total integrated luminosity of 680 pb(-1). Only CP-conserving couplings are considered and SU(2) x U(1) relations are used, resulting in four independent couplings, k(gamma), g(1)(z), lambdagamma and g(5)(z). Determining each coupling in a separate fit, assuming the other couplings to take their Standard Model values, we obtain k(gamma) = 0.88(-0.08)(+0.09), g(1)(z) = 0.987 (-0.033),(+0.034) lambda(gamma) = -0.060(-0.033)(+0.034) and g(5)(z) = -0.04(-0.12)(+0.13), where the errors include both statistical and systematic uncertainties. Fits are also performed allowing some of the couplings to vary simultaneously. All results are consistent with the Standard Model predictions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)463-476
Number of pages14
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2004


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